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Pakistani Christian Girl Boldly Opts to Report Videotaped Rape


Shaista Samuel a Christian nurse from Services Institute of Medical Sciences (SIMS) Lahore was raped by his Muslim colleague. On 3rd September she boldly filed a FIR at Shadman police station accusing Ali Adnan. Ali Adnan is an assistant accounts officer at the Services Institute of Medical Sciences (SIMS).

Shaista told police that she was being raped and all the activity has been filmed. Now Adnan is blackmailing her and forcing her to change her religion and marry him.

She told further that on august21 Adnan forced her to move in a car with a gun on her and saying that if she will not follow his instruction he will kill her. She was so scared and frightened that she followed his instructions and even don’t scream a little. Ali Adnan took him to a house in WAPDA colony and there he raped her and one of his friend make a film of it. She said “They ruined my life completely”.

Shaista told that she and Adnan were good friends and have good terms. Adnan has visited her home many times as they were working at the hospital for several years.

But recently his behavior has been changed. He has started criticizing Christians for not observing the pardah. She said. “One day when I was least expecting it, he told me that he had started liking me and that I should convert to Islam and marry him. I told him that I had always considered him just a friend, and that although I held him in great regard, marrying him was not possible since we belonged to different faiths.”
after this Adnan started to harass her at work by blocking her way and through telephone. He even went to Shaista’s home and threatened her family that if she will not marry him it would be not good for them. So Shaista cease all the contacts with him in order to avoid him. On Aug. 21, however, as soon as she entered the hospital he approached her from behind and forced her to sit in a car in the hospital’s parking area, she said.  They took me to the place where this filmed rape took place and then drop me to the hospital and threatened me that if I told anyone about the rape  they will show this video to my family and upload this to all the social networking sites.

She added further that I was not in a condition to share this harsh reality even with my parent and my family. After ruining my life completely Adnan didn’t stop he phoned me and blackmailed me and demands me to convert to Islam. But when she refused he asked for sexual favors and asked her to come to his house but on her denial he came to her house and showed that video to her parents. “He then told my shocked family that they had no other option but to hand me over to him … he told them that he ‘owned’ me now.”

“We had a very tough decision to make,” she said. ‘We could have either conceded to his demand or be ready to face the shame and dishonor by reporting his crime, but we chose the latter. Adnan must be punished for ruining my life.

When police try to take Adnan’s comment he was unavailable and his phone was switched off. Police is trying to locate him. The other two suspects fled from their homes and manage to get the pre-arrest bail. “The police deliberately gave them time to get interim bails,” My father and brothers have been going to the police station every day to ask them to record the statements of the accused, but the investigating officer of the case is using delay tactics. I’ve been asked ridiculous questions about the incident, but I will not be discouraged from seeking justice.”

Shaista said that she is sick and tired of people staring at me and asking questions. Because of this situation she had taken leave from the hospital. The authorities of the hospital had formed a two-member committee includes SIMS medical Superintendent Muhammad Javaid and the hospital’s finance director. Javaid told that the committee would record the statements of the complainant and the accused and would also examine the circumstantial evidence.

Shaista said that “I thank God that he rescued me from Adnan’s blackmailing, otherwise I would have remained in mental agony for the rest of my life.”

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